Phonics Poetry: Teaching Word Families

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Allyn and Bacon, 2001 - Education - 170 pages
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This book shows elementary teachers how and why to use phonogram poems to teach phonics. It includes many sample poems for the most common rimes in children's reading.An intro chapter shows why the onset/rime (phonogram) approach is important to teaching phonics. Chapters with original poems and other texts for the 40 or so most common rimes in children's reading are also included. Approximately 100 poems are included in this book, and there is also information on extending the use of the poems into other activities and texts.Practicing elementary teachers in grades K-3, and parents who are creating reading programs for their children at home.

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Timothy V. Rasinski is a professor of education in the Department of Teaching, Leadership, and Curriculum Studies. Dr. Rasinski teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in literacy education. His major interests include working with children who find reading difficult, phonics and reading fluency instruction, and teacher development in literacy education. He has published over 100 articles and 10 books on various aspects of reading education. A past editor of THE READING TEACHER, the most widely read journal in reading education in the world, Dr. Rasinski is currently an editor for the JOURNAL OF LITERACY RESEARCH. Rasinski has served as president of the College Reading Association and he currently serves on the Board of Directors of the International Reading Association.

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